Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays!!!

Hello! :)
Well, I would imagine this is my last post before Christmas..... So I want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season to you and your family!

Well, I have now officially began scrapbooking one year ago this month! Time certainly flew by... Be sure to come back to visit in the New Year - I will be offering a little RAK :)

I won a gorgeous RAK today... I will give you some details once I receive it so I can show you some pics! I assure you, it is to die for! It really made my Christmas! :)

Here are a few quick Layouts... Hope you like them!

"Dreamer" - this is made base on a sketch made by my sweetie Dawn Inskip... I love how this turned out!

"Thailand" - I totaly LOVE this one!

A few close ups...

And a last one, just for fun... "Whatever!!"

Thank you so much for your comments and words of encouragement!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

A quick post!

Hey :)
First, thank you for still visiting! So sorry it has been such a while... Last few weekends were dedicated to skating - competition, test & competition... now skating is on hold for the holidays - that is the competitions, not practices ;)

A few fun things to share... First I received a gorgeous RAK from Lisette ( sorry no pics.. half of it is used up already! LOL )

Second I am one of the 6 finalists for Star Search 2008 at!! I am so excited!! Here is last weeks entry... this weeks is under raps until the results are published on Monday..

And... Jessica received an early Christmas present... Thank you Julie!!!

Introducing... MILKSHAKE!!!!

And the cool part... My mom took her baby brother!! Bracoli :)

Hugs!! More to share soon.. ;)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Scrapbooking is Family time! ;)


Well, it is official, everyone in the house is getting into scrapbooking!! Even the cat! LOL

As mentioned in the previous post, Jessica and I went to a Halloween crop at Scrapbook Star :)

This was the make-n-take... Jessica made this one! GORGEOUS :) I finished mine later at home... but hers is my fav between the two ;)

This is what I tried to do while at the crop... but finished it at home!! Had a super time with everyone and I'm looking forward to the next crop! The picture is a little off... for some reason, the camera seems to not take very clear pictures these days... Not sure why.... :(

Some close ups...

Well, that's it for today!! Have a great week! HUGS xxx

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Just a quick post ;)

Hope you are all doing well!! Everything here is good ;)
I'm off to a Halloween crop with Jessica at my fav place... Scrapbook Star... So I just wanted to share a few pages before I go. Hope you like them!!

I love the title... cut, doodled, chalk and added some hearts...

This is probably my favorite... there's just something about it! Jess is going through an uneasy time... It is already up in her room :)

This one is for a contest at Scrapbook Star (from a sketch) and I'm just not happy with it... I feel as though something is missing... LOL If I change it - I will repost it later!

Wishing you all a great day/week! And a goolish Halloween ;)

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Today I taught a beginners class - what a fun group! One of the best yet! Love these "weekend jobs".... so fun and relaxing...

There was a super cool online crop this weekend at Scrapbook Star :)

Just wanted to share a few of the pages I did.... there are a couple more, but they weren't from the crop... so I'll share those at a later time! ;)

Talk with you soon!! Thanks for the comments!

All the very best! HUGS

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Been a while...

So sorry it's been forever since I posted! LOL
Started a full time job a month ago and life is no longer the same! Run Run Run!
Without naming names... I am working for a TV host/author in Montreal and the hours are really bad! But interesting! It's a question of balancing things out... I am hoping time will help me out!

Anyhow, I wanted to thank some of you for writing and thinking of me! I so needed to know you still care! ;)
Thank you........
I am sure I forgot about some of you!!! My brain is just all over the place! :) But thank you to everyone!!!

Also, I want to send a BIG hug to my girl in France Isabelle (Chocofana)!! I miss you and love you! It was great speaking with you the other day! Wish it could have been longer! Je pense à toi et je t'envoie l'amour, le courage et tout ce que tu as besoins!! TOUT xxxx

Here are some LO to share.........

My two Angels; Jess and Whippet

My Bros! Frank the Tank....

Hope you enjoy!!! Missed you guys!
PS A couple more LO I will get to share with you soon... I shared them so I could post again this week or coming weekend! :) Promise!


Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Hey ;)

Well I got back from Toronto Monday night... Had a great weekend... But what I came home to was not so good! LOL Check out these pics!!!!!!!! -and that would be a glimpse of my scrapbooking table mess - nothing was damaged! LOL

The entire cabinet ripped out of the ceiling!

And the floor......... lots and lots of broken dishes...........

And broken water tap and so forth........

Tuesday night Jess and I went to the Hilary Duff concert and had amazing seats!

We had a great time.... Now time to clean up! :)

Well....... I hopefully will be back to scrappin' soon!

I almost forgot the good news..... I won the monthly contest at Scrapbook Star with the Scategories page of my dad (it is 2 posts below)!!! Yay me!

Hope you all had a great weekend!


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Off to Toronto again, Scarlet Lime & a quick page...

Hello again ;)
Well I'm off to Toronto again... Last chance before summer is officially OVER :( Anyhow, that means I am missing on an all day crop at Scrapbook Star - which kinda sucks but there will be next month! Right?!?!? Although if it is on the long weekend, I will have to miss that one too... we'll see!

Just a quick post today... but one of my favorite Scrap Designers, Christy Tomlinson, started a kit club; the Scarlet Lime... I had to share! The most beautiful kits... Christy is so incredibly talented in pulling things together!! Go check it out! TOtally worth it... there are paper-crafting kits, add-on kits and even online classes!
OH, should mention that September's stuff is already sold out... But October is going to come out! LOL And I am determined to get a hold of one of those kits!!

Anyhow here is a quick page... I am working on a couple of other projects - which will be put on hold due to my weekend trip ;)

Hope you all have a great weekend!!!! :)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Update with lots of pages ;)

Hey all! ;)

Well summer is almost over.... Jess started school - well registration - on Friday...
She's still taking 1000s of self portraits almost daily! LOL

And picks of our cat "Tite Fille"...

And, something REALLY amazing... I won a copy of "Designing with Details" by Autumn Leaves on Candice Carpenter's blog! How cool is that!!! This book is the best! Everything is just GORGEOUS! The designers did a great job! Trully!!!!

Well, gotta run!! Errands are calling ;)
oh and house cleaning, laundry, mowing, getting Jess's stuff ready for school... you know! LOL

Here are some pages....

Have a super weekend! And thanx for all the comments!!

PS Sylvie, oui je comprends le français! :) Bonne journée à toi!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Jess, teaching and a page ;)

Hey there ;)

Long time... sorry about that again...!

Well.... lot's has been happening... first, I should start with my dad...

I hate to ask for prayers... so I waited till I knew what was happening...
So I went up to Toronto last weekend to drive my brother back to our dad's, thinking, cool, get to visit my daddy.... Well friday night he announced he was getting surgery on Monday!!! Either an angioplasty (how ever you spell it) or if things were real bad: OPEN HEART SURGERY! Nice surprise?!?!?!??!

All to say, I drove him to the hospital in the morning, he had surgery and all is good!! I am so happy - "only" angioplasty........ Now if he could learn from this and start to take care of his health, it would be great! LOL So, needless to say, it was not a relaxing weekend!! After I pick up my dad and brought him home, right after which I drove back to Montreal...

Now for some fun news :)
I tought my first beginners class at Scrapbook Star on Saturday! It was super fun! I will be able to give these each month (or so) :)
Jess took the class and made this page, which I think is amazing:

And here is a quick page I made while in Toronto ;)

Well I should post a couple of more pages this week... as always, need to finish up journaling and a few details ;)

Thanx for coming by and your comments;)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Miss Sam Star & Angela have tagged me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sam's tag...

As a result, I am no longer her number 1 fan ;)
The following people are officially tagged (even though they will never speak to me again! LOL):
Angela, Sollie, Dawn…

Here are the rules: The game is SCATERGORIES….* Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions.* They MUST be real places, names, things … NOTHING made up!* If you can’t think of anything, skip it.* You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question.* If your name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can’t use my answers!

My Name is Michelle
1. Famous singer/band: Marilyn Manson (not really... lol)
2. four letter word: many
3. Street: Mount Pleasant
4. Colour: Mauve
5. Gifts/presents: More Scrap Stuff
6. Vehicle: Mercedes (that I can deal with ;) )
7. Things in a sovenir shop: mice (hidding in the back store....)
8. Boy Name: Michael
9. Girl Name: Marie
10. Movie Title: Mighty Ducks
11. Drink: Martini
12. Occupation: Manager
13. Celebrity: Michelle Pfeiffer & Meg Ryan & Madonna
14. Magazine: Maclean's
15. U.S. City: Memphis, & Miami
16. Pro Sports Teams: (Toronto) Maple Leafs
17. Fruit: Mango
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Manic depressive state of mind
19. Something You Throw Away:
20. Things You Shout: More! (LOL)
21. Cartoon Character: Marge SImpson... Mickey Mouse (my all time fav!!)

Angela's tag:

Ask your favorite designer 20 questions:

1. How long have you been scrapbooking? Since November 2006 - so 9 months now...

2. What size do you prefer? 12x12. I love all sizes and mini albums too!

3. Where do you get your inspiration from? Everywhere and anywhere!

4. What is your favorite drink? Coffee...

5. What is your favorite snack? Popcorn!

6. What is your favorite music? I love all types... But mostly listen to MIX 96 in Montreal

7. How long does it take you to do a page? I tend to have about 5 pages going at once and they take me a week... so I guess 2 hours a page give or take...

8. Do you consider yourself a scrapbooker or an artist? Artist - that's easy.

9. What is the hardest part of creating for you? Journaling... I tend to have a difficult time putting feeling on paper...

10. Who do you admire? I admire people who make an effort to achieve their goals... whatever it may be... I think that hard work in any aspect of life deserves respect!

11. What products are you in love with right now? MM mostly! But I am often drawn in by colors! Oh and any type of transparency I can get my hands on! LOL

12. What tools could you not live with out? My computer, paper trimmer and gel pens...

13. What trend do you love? Trend? Hard one... I think the idea of doing things your own way - thinking out of the box is the best! ;)

14. What trend just irritates you? I think following trends irratates me! LOL if that makes sense....

15. If you could work for anybody in the industry, who would it be? Christy Tomlinson, Donna Salazar, Angela Daniels, Vicki Boutin.... Sam Star... ;)

16. How many hours do you scrap a week? Before I started this 6 day a week working thing (which is temporary! Thank goodness!!) I was scrapping about 15 hours a week... now, 5 if I'm lucky! LOL

17. Do you get more done when scrapping with friends, or by yourself? By myself!

18. What mishap have you had that turned out to be a masterpiece's? Nothing I can really think of... If I don't like something - I tend to forget about it and move on... But if you consider things that I was scared of trying, felt unsure but then fell in love with the final outcome - my CUTIE transparency page ;)

19. What magazine or book is your favorite? Book would be Harry Potter at this time, but that isn't scrap related!

20. What is your scrapping budget per month? I don't have a budget... I kinda just go with the flow... lol

Now, who to about Sam (right back at you!)!

That's all she wrote! :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Jess ;)

Hey all!
This is just a quick post.... Today is my 35th bday... yuck! LOL
And I have a 9 hour shift at work, double yuck!
And due to the time I get home, Jess will be sleeping at her grand ma's, triple yuck!

But on the good side of life, Jess gave me the BeSt BDAY present ever! She past her Senior Bronze test in skating last night... SO HAPPY for her! Poor girl works so hard!!

All her double jumps were clean & high, her spins - marvellous!!! Watch her lay back, breathtaking (to a mom at least! LOL)....

Congrats baby girl! Mom loves her little monkey!!!

So for those of you interested, here is the video... I took it with Jess's camera, so no zoom... but still good quality!!

See ya :)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pages and thoughts....

Hey again! Hope you guys are well!!

Michelle from the Scrappin Trends DT was about to have her baby... So the entire DT got together and each made a double page for a baby album... It is the first time I make a page without pictures... It was a little difficult! But I really love how these 8x8 turned out :) "Dad and Me"
Hope you like them....

First page - Title page (hand cut title and used Glossy accent)

Second page - thought Michelle could put one, two or even three pictures... Hidden journaling tag inserted...

Second.... I was a witness to a car accident today... 2 vehicles... I think one of the drivers fell asleep... He just barely missed me and then hit the car in front of mine... several times... banged into a wall... everyone was ok - minor bruises... I was the only car to stop to make sure they were ok... (how sad is that?? What is this world coming to? You'd think a few would stop to make sure there were no casualties or serious injured parties!)...

Just wanted to say... remember to be grateful for the little things... remember to say I love you to your loved ones... don't be negative... don't attack others... enjoy life and help others... do NOT take things for granted... life is too short to hate and you never know what can happen to those you love or to you! It takes just a second............

So, this being said, I apprecite you guys and appreciate your comments... I do!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Couple of wedding pages ;)

Hello again ;)
Here are a couple of wedding pages I made for a French Canadian Mag that didn't get chosen..... Seriously - not to offend anyone - I think I will skip the French Canadian mags... LOL Never hear back from them :)

Anyhow, gotta run! Hope you like them :) I am found of the BG one.... the other (white one), well I like the idea I had in mind better than how it turned out! LOL

Thank you again for all your comments from all over the place! So nice :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A birdie... a few creations....

Hello again!! Told ya I would be back! :)

First thing... I have to show you this video!! I found a little injured bird outside... Fed him, gave him lotsa love... and he flew away.... I was with the little guy for a good hour! Was so magical :)

Here is one more page and a card...
Some Love, Elsie

The card was made solely with one patter paper and green cardstock (added some bling, glitter and used gel pens)... I was just trying out my new toy - a Silouhette!!! Thanx daddy!! I so LOVE it! :)

Love ya guys!! Thx for visiting! ;)